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Salt consumption too high worldwide

People across the globe are consuming far more sodium than is healthy, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health and University of Cambridge researchers. In 181 of 187 countries (constituting 99.2% of the world adult population), national…

Women Deliver

Video interview with HSPH's Ana Langer, May 17, 2013, The Lancet

Fall Senior Leadership Fellows announced

Harvard School of Public Health’s Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development welcomed three new Senior Leadership Fellows for the fall 2013 semester. This fellowship program, launched in spring 2012, offers the opportunity for those who have recently served in top-level positions…

Poor suffer disproportionately from cancer

Cancer is increasingly a disease of the poor and a disease in which the poor suffer disproportionately, according to Harvard health economist Felicia Knaul. In a Q&A in the March 18, 2013 Boston Globe, Knaul spoke of how the poor suffer from…

Nurturing resilience in vulnerable children

Resilience — "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” — is the quality that allows some people to survive the worst situations imaginable, writes Amy Spies, a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Council,…

Role of stress in health disparities explored

Twenty-five experts from around the world gathered in Boston recently to discuss the impact of chronic stress stemming from low socioeconomic status and discrimination on health disparities and premature death. The conference was organized by Michelle Williams, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor…

Report gives U.S. low marks on health and wellness

According to the World Economic Forum’s first Human Capital Report, the U.S. ranked 43rd among 112 countries in the Health and Wellness category, which measured a country’s ability to develop and deploy a healthy workforce. It received particularly low scores in obesity,…